In Memory

Leona D. Blohm, 85

Leona D. Blohm passed away Sept. 12, 2020, at McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City, Mich. Ms. Blohm was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Kenai, Alaska. She worked at her parents’ fish site in Kenai, attended business school in Seattle and met her late husband Alan in Anchorage. The couple married and returned to Michigan where they spent the next 58 years raising their family. Ms. Blohm was known as the “cake lady” and she passed on her baking and cooking skills to each of her children. In addition to being a CIRI shareholder, she was a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and a shareholder of Kenai Natives Association. She was proud of her Native heritage and passed her traditional values along to her children. Ms. Blohm is survived by her children, Diana (James) Zirul, Kevin Blohm, Lorilee (Thomas) Nelkie and Patricia Satkowiak; grandchildren, Holli Kozlowski, Taylor Blohm, Meghan Blohm, Alan Charbonneau Jr., Alisha Nordstran, Cyle Charbonneau, Chelsea Hendriks and Chandler Satkowiak; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Annette M. Christoffersen, 76

Annette M. Christoffersen passed away Oct. 14, 2020, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Christoffersen was born Oct. 22, 1943, in Cold Bay, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Loriena Koruna, Kenneth Christoffersen and Kathrene Waterbury; and grandchildren, Courtney Koruna, Eiley Kosbruk, MacKenzie Christoffersen and Mason Christoffersen.

Charlene Louise Cunningham, 71

Charlene Louise Cunningham passed away Nov. 4, 2020, at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H. Ms. Cunningham was born April 25, 1949, in Anchorage. She is survived by her son, Mark Cunningham; granddaughter, Kayla Cunningham; and brother, Steven Butler.

Norman Allen Kallander, 70

Norman Allen Kallander passed away July 31, 2020, in Anchorage. Mr. Kallander was born June 14, 1950. He enjoyed a long career as an accountant and loved to travel. Summers were spent commercial fishing at Point Possession, Alaska. His family remembers him as a gifted individual with a heart and smile as big as Alaska. Mr. Kallander is survived by his life partner, Ken More; siblings, Sammy Kallander, Betty Gilcrist, Mary Dougherty, Sharon Isaak and Karen Tollackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roy Kallander Sr., 81

Roy Kallander Sr. passed away July 19, 2020, in Anchorage. Mr. Kallander was born May 16, 1939, in Anchorage. A lifelong Alaskan, he commercial fished after graduating high school and purchased a house for his mother with the earnings. He served in the Alaska Army National Guard (1958-1964) and worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. His family remembers him as someone always willing to lend a hand and who lived his life to the fullest. Mr. Kallander is survived by his wife, Barbara Kallander; children, Roy Kallander Jr., Debbie Jacobson, Dianna Traylor and Dana Kallander; siblings, Sammy Kallander, Betty Gilcrist and Mary Dougherty; grandchildren, Amber Miller, Dylan Kallander and Brandon Kallander; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey Nay, Mason Miller and Zander Miller.

Betty Ketah, 82

Betty Ketah passed away Dec. 14, 2020, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Ketah was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Kenneth Ketah Sr., Daniel Ketah, Tina Mullins, Dollina Ketah and Angela Ketah.

Ruth Janet Kiyutelluk, 76

Ruth Janet Kiyutelluk passed away Dec. 10, 2020, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Kiyutelluk was born Aug. 21, 1944, in Unalakleet, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Josephine K. Weinstein; and grandchildren, Lisa Marie Ruth Larue, Jonathan Lucius Savage, Justin Matthew Weinstein and Christopher David Weinstein

Benito Lopez Sr., 70

Benito Lopez Sr. passed away Dec. 5, 2020, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Lopez was born Oct. 10, 1950, in Portage Creek, Alaska. He was raised in Dillingham, Alaska, and attended college in Colorado and Anchorage. In 1972, he married his wife Nancy and the couple raised their children in Anchorage. Mr. Lopez helped build the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, spent summers subsistence fishing in Dillingham and worked for 22 years with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lopez; children, Melanie (Leo Jr.) Binion, Rochelle Lopez and Benito (Chantal) Lopez Jr.; brothers, Delpin (Lila) Lopez Sr. and Mickey (Betty) Lopez Jr.; brother-in-law, Jim Freeman; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Sifsof) Lopez and Rita (Jacko) Lopez; grandsons, Leo Binion III and Benito Lopez III; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Harold McCord, 70

Harold McCord passed away Jan. 12 in Anchorage. Mr. McCord was born April 24, 1950, in Tyonek, Alaska. He is survived by Susanna Tumbleson, Steve Stephan, Ronald McCord Sr., Willard McCord Jr., Kathleen McCord and Janis McCord.

Julia McCord, 76

Julia McCord passed away Dec. 18, 2020, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. McCord was born Oct. 29, 1944, in Tyonek, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Emil J. McCord, Beverly A. McCord, Jack W. McCord, Marlene J. Braun (Mark Delkittie) and Melissa E. McCord (Michael A. Stephan); and grandchildren, Daniel Delkittie, Emil Carl McCord-Ketzler, Michael P. Braun, Matthew Braun, Dimitri J. Braun, Eric C. McCord, Megan A. K. McCord, Scott (Todd) McCord, Jonah N. McCord, Mychael L. Delkittie, Dimetrus Braun, Madeline McCord, Renee Harp, and Paris and Alexis Lokanin.

Dorothy Cora Peters, 50

Dorothy Cora Peters passed away Jan. 22 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Peters was born Jan. 12, 1971, in Anchorage. She is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Peters; sons, Derek Adams and Richard Peters; mother, Tania Bismark; and siblings, Fred Bismark Jr., Steve Bismark, Alice Weber, Robert Bismark, Stanley Bismark and Laura Alimi.

Jeanne E. Reekie, 97

Jeanne E. Reekie passed away Jan. 24 at Lynne’s Home Care in Anchorage. Ms. Reekie was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Knik, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Linda Woods (Steve), Robert Reekie and Raymond Reekie (Georgene); sister, Agnes Yakasoff Brookey; grandchildren, Todd Reekie, Josh Reekie, Cody Reekie, Renee Reekie, Ryan Reekie, Peter Dahl, Clinton Dahl and William Dahl; and many great-grandchildren.

Daphne Diane Rondeau, 52

Daphne Diane Rondeau passed away Jan. 2 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Rondeau was born Jan. 9, 1968, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She is survived by her siblings, Jeanette Feller, Diane Cooley, Debbie Townsend, David Rondeau and Mitchell Rondeau.

Patricia Marie Satkowiak, 52

Patricia Marie Satkowiak passed away Sept. 29, 2020, at home in Kawkawlin, Mich. Ms. Satkowiak was born Dec. 20, 1967, in Bay City, Mich. She is survived by her husband, Greg Satkowiak; son, Chandler Satkowiak; siblings, Diana (James) Zirul, Kevin Blohm and Lorilee (Thomas) Nelkie; and granddaughter, Leighton Satkowiak.

Richard Brian Schulling, 50

Richard Brian Schulling passed away Sept. 4, 2020, at Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, Alaska. Mr. Schulling was born Sept. 22, 1969, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Analoak; and children, Lottie RoseAnn Analoak Schulling and Kenean, Brandon, Frank and Elton Outwater.

Harriet Marie Seibert, 78

Harriet Marie Seibert passed away Feb. 24 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Seibert was born Jan. 29, 1942, in Kenai, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Naomi Jackinsky, Deborah Nevitt and Heather Goecke; grandchildren, Ryan Wolf, Joshua Wolf, Richard Nevitt, Robert Nevitt, Clayton Nevitt, Andrew Goecke and Hannah Goecke; great-grandchildren, Malachi, Kasen and Skyler; and sisters, Patricia Mann, Eleanor Wood, Linda Ross and Bernice Crandall.

Tabaaha Cingliaq Shirley, 15

CIRI descendant Tabaaha Cingliaq Shirley passed away Jan. 1 at home in Albuquerque, N.M. Tabaaha was born June 8, 2005, in Anchorage. His family remembers him as generous and caring, showering everyone he met with kindness and finding ways to make others happy. He was an expert fisherman and felt honored to follow Yup’ik tribal traditions of sharing with Elders and his grandmother. Tabaaha is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Shirley; father, John; grandpa, Edward Sr.; grandma, Gemma; and many aunties and uncles.

Pete Stephan Jr., 76

Pete Stephan Jr. passed away Jan. 10 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Stephan was born July 28, 1944, in Palmer, Alaska. He is survived by his children, Pete Stephan III, Duane Stephan and Dawn Stephan; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several cousins in Alaska, including Lillian Theodore.

Donald David Swanson, 70

Donald David Swanson passed away Sept. 11, 2020, at home in Anchorage. Mr. Swanson was born June 17, 1950, in Anchorage. He is survived by his children, Renae Swanson and Ryan Swanson; grandchildren, Nikoli Swanson, Ashley Wilson and Brandon, Nathan and Mariah Medaugh; sisters, Martha and Hollie Swanson; and niece, Carol Swanson.

Judy Frances Swanson, 64

Judy Frances Swanson passed away March 26, 2020, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Swanson was born April 15, 1955. She is survived by her children, Renae Swanson and Ryan Swanson; and grandchildren, Nikoli Swanson, Ashley Wilson and Brandon, Nathan and Mariah Medaugh.

Allen Kenneth Theodore, 60

Allen Kenneth Theodore passed away Dec. 22, 2020, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska. Mr. Theodore was born Nov. 2, 1960, in Anchorage. He is survived by his siblings, Lena Mae Batt, Vincent Theodore, Barbara Ann Schubert, Bernadine Kay Theodore, Sharon Louise Padua and Herbert Glenn Theodore.

Dale Edward Theodore, 54

Dale Edward Theodore passed away Nov. 13, 2020, at home in Wasilla, Alaska. Mr. Theodore was born Aug. 24, 1966, in Eklutna, Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jane McNeil; and brother, Victor D. McNeil III.

John R. Walker, 80

John R. Walker passed away Jan. 13 at Mat- Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska. Mr. Walker was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Anvik, Alaska. He is survived by his daughters, Regina Witz and Cyndy Armour; aunt, Wilma Chase; grandchildren, Lisa Walker, Kelsey Nelson and Trey Witz; and great-grandchildren, Myla Boroughs and Barrett and Charleigh Nelson.

John Henry Wesley Sr., 76

John Henry Wesley Sr. passed away Jan. 15 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Wesley was born Jan. 4, 1944, in Annette Inland, Alaska. He is survived by Peter James Wesley, John Henry Wesley Jr. and Lorna S. White Butterfly.

William Stanley Wesley, 66

William Stanley Wesley passed away Jan. 5 in Anchorage. Mr. Wesley was born Sept. 20, 1954, in Metlakatla, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Isaac (Marie) Curtis Wesley; four grandsons; and sisters, Margaret Meyer, Phyllis Alberta Jackson, Maryanne Yates, Carol Joan Torrey, Cecile Harriet Wesley, Francis Catherine Tyrell, Beverly Alice Roth, Barbara Jean McVay and Diane Elizabeth Wesley.

Condolences

Gage Allen Baktuit, 17
Jennifer Jane Ballard, 51
Kimora Love Buster, 43
Merry Lee Carver, 69
Fred Lewis Charles, 71
Bernice Davis, 69
Gary Allen Deubert, 73
Elisabeth Dilley, 59
Peter Joseph Egelak, 59
Phyllis K. Gregory, 64
Janice Bernice Kallander, 64
Charles Anthony Lane III, 37
Jocelyne Frances Littlefield, 74
Thomas A. Meyer, 66
Patricia Bernice Mills, 81
Wayne McCord, 63
Roger K. Mosquito, 79
Harry George Peterson, 75
Raymond Ephrum Peterson, 79
Ralph Steven Rastopsoff, 71
Cora May Ridley, 62
Ronald Ekosik Simmonds Jr., 39
Alberta Ella Stephan, 87
Robert S. Thomas Jr., 69
Thomas Anthony Toloff, 94
Susan Marie Wamser, 55
Robert Stuart Wirz, 63